Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BHM 28: Tuvok

Tuvok was created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor in 1995 for the television show, Star Trek: Voyager and was played by actor Tim Russ. The character Tuvok has the distinction of being the first black Vulcan in the world of Star Trek.

And with that, my BHM project has been finished. Hope you all enjoyed it, even if it was finished a month late.

BHM 27: Teal'c

Teal'c, a Jaffa warrior, appeared in all ten seasons of the television show, Stargate SG-1, as well as it's spin-off films. Teal'c was created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner in 1997 and was portrayed by actor Christopher Judge.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

BHM 26: Vixen

Mari Jiwe McCabe aka Vixen, was created in 1981 for DC Comics by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner. Vixen has the ability to mimic the skills and strength of any animal she's near. She also appeared in the 2001-2006 animated Justice League series and was voiced by Gina Torres (Zoe on Firefly).

BHM 25: Guinan

Whoopi Goldberg was a huge Star Trek fan, with Nichelle Nichols being an important inspiration to her. When she learned that a new Star Trek television show was being made, she asked the producers if she could appear on it, however they thought she was only joking. Goldberg then asked her friend LeVar Burton (Geordi on The Next Generation), to put her request in again, which this time worked. In 1988, Star Trek's creator, Gene Roddenberry, created the character Guinan specifically for Goldberg to play on the show Star Trek: The Next Generation.

BHM 24: Uhura

Uhura is one of the most iconic characters in science fiction. She was created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966 for his television show, Star Trek. She was played by actress Nichelle Nichols in two television series and six feature films. The character has been recently portrayed by Zoe Saldana.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

BHM 23: Cyborg

Victor Stone aka Cyborg was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez for DC Comics in 1980. He was later portrayed by Lee Thompson Young for the television show, Smallville.

BHM 22: J'onn J'onnz

J'onn J'onnz aka the Martian Manhunter, was created by Joseph Samachson and Joe Certa in 1955 for DC Comics. Since the character is Martian, he's usually depicted as a green alien, however he has the ability to shape shift into any form he wants. For the 2001 television show Smallville, the character is played by actor Phil Morris. In the show, he always takes the form of an African-American human, and this drawing is of the Smallville version of the character. It should also be noted that for the 2001-2006 animated Justice League series, J'onnz was voiced by African-American actor, Carl Lumbly.

BHM 21: Morpheus

Morpheus was created by The Wachowski's for the 1999 film The Matrix and for it's two sequels in 2003. He was played by actor Laurence Fishburne.

BHM 20: Lando Calrissian

Lando Calrissian was created by George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, and Leigh Brackett for the 1980 film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He was played by actor Billy Dee Williams and returned to the role three years later for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

BHM 19: Nick Fury

General Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. was originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963 for Marvel Comics, where the character was white. In 2002, for Marvel's new Ultimate line of books, Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch re-imagined Fury as African-American and to specifically look like actor Samuel L. Jackson. And sure enough, six years later, Jackson began playing the live action version of Nick Fury in several films.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

BHM 18: War Machine

I know, I'm very behind on this project of mine, but I'll be finishing it.

James Rhodes, aka War Machine, was created by David Michelinie and Bob Layton in 1979 for Marvel Comics and first appeared in issues of Iron Man. Both Terrance Howard and Don Cheadle have played him in the Iron Man films.